Fall of Rest–Come and See

August 14, 2015

 Rest

We live in one of the most frantically charged societies the world has ever seen.  Many live with a “work hard & play hard” mantra. Even our faith walk can become another strained note in a grueling chord of weeks upon weeks piled up.

This Fall, we say “stop”. Let’s take a real time out and explore together what’s on “God’s Heart for Rest”.  What better season than Labor Day Weekend to get started?

We know that practicing Jews living by the letter of the Old Testament Law spent somewhere in the neighborhood of 50% of their “working hours” working, and then spent the other half of their time resting, by God’s decree. We don’t attempt to live under that Law–no one actually could.  But we do want to understand the heart of a Loving God who seems to have so much to say about Rest.

We invite you to a “Come and See” event on Sunday, September 6 at 4 PM.  During our time together, we will share a vision for a Fall of Rest which will run for 8 or 9 Sundays through September and October.   We will also be sharing a Pot Luck Dinner together immediately following.  There is absolutely no obligation associated with coming on September 6.

Just so there is no surprise, this Fall of Rest is part of the Raytown Vineyard Church’s primary weekly gathering.  However, you are more than welcome to join us for this Season whether you are currently looking for a church home or not.  You may be a member or regular attender at another church other times during the week, or you may be completely uninvolved and uninterested in a formal relationship with a church. If you feel led to join us in the Fall of Rest, we will leave it to you and God to figure out the particulars.

WHO: Anyone looking for God’s Rest.

WHEN: Sunday, September 6 @ 4 PM. Worship & discussion followed by Potluck Dinner.

WHAT: A “Come and See” Event to learn more about a 8-9 week Season of Rest.

HOW: We will ask the Holy Spirit to reveal God’s Heart to us individually through the week, and as we gather together, we will share what we have heard.

Questions, Comments, or Concerns? Let us know here:

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God’s Plan for Motherhood

May 10, 2015

Capture

If you would like to listen to the message, just click here.

Here are the main thoughts we explored together:

  1. God’s demonstrates His character and nature through His plan for motherhood.
  2. God ’s plan for motherhood is built around Godly mothers.
  3. Godly motherhood is built around Godly families.
  4. God heals in community—including mother wounds.
  5. God is committed to motherhood.

Here are some questions to ask as we are reading and meditating on the Word:

Who is God?

How does God see me?

How can I pursue Him?


Resurrection Gifts

April 5, 2015

Capture

This week, we took a look at Matthew 28:1-10 and shared a message on Resurrection Gifts.

If you would like to listen to the message, just click here.

Here are the main thoughts we explored together:

  1. God’s timing is not like our timing.
  2. God invites us into eternal life with Him.
  3. God wants us to experience Him.
  4. God is willing to go out of order to woo us.
  5. God is drawing us into deeper relationship with Him.

Here are some questions to ask as we are reading and meditating on the word:

Who is God?

How does God see you?

How can you please Him?


Happy Father’s Day!

June 17, 2014

Capture

This week, we took a look at Psalm 127 and received a message on Fathers Day

If you would like to listen to the message, just click here.

Here are the main thoughts we explored together:

#1

Man says:  It all depends on me.

God says:  None of your efforts will be successful without me.

#2

Man says:  Working harder brings better results.

God says:  Working and resting in Godly rhythm will bring more satisfaction.

#3

Man says:  Children slow you down.

God says:  Children increase your effectiveness.

#4

Man says:  Kids don’t need me that much.

God says:  Kids desperately need you.

#5

Man says:  My impact ends with me.

God says:  Your legacy goes on for eternity.

 

Reflecting on Today’s Message

What is God saying to you through this message?

What is God asking you to do?

What are you going to do about it TODAY?


Memorial Day, 2014–“The Kingdom of God is a Relay Race”

May 25, 2014

Capture

This week, we shared a Memorial Day Message, based on Hebrews 11: “The Kingdom of God is a Relay Race”. 

If you would like to listen to the message, just click here.

Here are the main thoughts we explored together:

1)    God values the past.

  • History gives us examples to learn from.
  • Previous generations have given us a leg in the race.

2)    God wants to show us the future.

  • God loves to share with us his heart for the future.
  • God frequently talks with us about our future destiny as an encouragement.
  • God rarely allows us to complete anything of real lasting value.
  • God asks us to prepare to hand off the baton at any time.

3)    God is calling us to live in the present.

  • Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.–Bill Keane, Family Circus comics.
  • God reconciles us with the past.
  • God says our life is like a vapor.
  • God’s faithfulness is new every morning.

What is God saying to you through this message?

What is God asking you to do?

What are you going to do about it TODAY?


Easter–God’s Resurrection Power to Transform

April 16, 2013

Transformation

This week, we took a look at Philippians 3:8-14 and received a Message on Easter–God’s Resurrection Power to Transform.

If you would like to listen to the message, just click here.

Take a look at Praying for Focus. Then answer the questions about where you are with joining in with this Message:

7 Truths about Easter

 1) God knows there is a distance between who we are and who we want to be.

2) God gives us a pathway to transformation.

3) God wants us to know Him.

4) God invites us to share in Jesus sufferings & death.

5) God invites us to share in Jesus resurrection.

6) God invites us to move beyond our past.

7) God invites us to press on.

 God’s Resurrection Power to Transform

 In recent days, have you been more experienced at sharing in Jesus sufferings & death, or at sharing in His resurrection?

 What part of Jesus sufferings, death and resurrection would you like further insight about?

What is God asking you to lay down or pick up this morning?


Will Work for Love

September 4, 2011

 

Why work?

For money, for something to fill our lives with, for purpose in life?

God has a different plan!

When we work in partnership with God, our work comes into alignment with what God works for:  Love.

Feeling frazzled?  Just find out what God is doing…and join in!  Learn God’s rhythms and unhurried style…and work for Love!

If you would care to look ahead, feel free to review Matthew 11:28-30, which will be the centerpiece for our discussion.

Come and join us on Sunday at 5 PM as we CONNECT in shared space at 5413 Blue Ridge Cutoff, as we share a Sermon called “Will Work for Love”.